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Building the Political Will to End Hunger in Washington

Northwest Harvest advocates to create a more equitable food system, because we believe nutritious food is a human right

Hunger happens when people have to choose between buying food and paying for other essentials like rent or medicine. Our advocacy ensures that public resources serve people who are struggling so they don’t have to make such difficult choices.

What We’re Advocating For

Northwest Harvest advocates for state and federal policies to increase access to food, housing, health care, and economic stability.

What You Can Do

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2023 Legislative Agenda

Northwest Harvest invests in public policy that supports our fight to eliminate hunger and poverty in Washington.

Advocacy is an essential ingredient for ensuring that everyone in Washington has equitable access to nutritious food. People living with hunger help us identify the policy changes they feel are most crucial to improving their access to public resources that help them meet basic nutrition, health, and housing needs. We then work with state and federal lawmakers to make these changes in law, regulation, and budgets. It takes the voices of many to convince lawmakers to prioritize food justice. We need your help to protect our collective right to nutritious food.

Promote Access to Nutritious Food

Northwest Harvest takes the lead in advocating, educating, and organizing access to nutritious food for those in need. This includes protecting and strengthening nutrition assistance programs like SNAP, school meals, and WIC.

Help People Meet their Basic Needs

We support efforts to protect and strengthen programs that help people meet their basic needs for income, housing, and health care. When these needs are met through support programs that promote self-sufficiency, families can afford to spend more of their income on food, therefore helping to reduce chronic hunger.

Support Budgets that Restore a Basic Safety Net

Northwest Harvest supports sustainable federal, state, and local sources of revenue to ensure that programs helping those in need are sufficiently funded—providing a basic safety net.

Take Action

Become a champion for those experiencing hunger. Advocating can be as simple as writing a postcard or forwarding an email and still change thousands of lives. Find out what you can do now.